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Protect Your Child from Injury

Children are at high risk for injuries. Learn steps you can take to keep your child from getting hurt.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Stay Safe at Work

Make simple changes in how you work to prevent injuries.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Questions and Answers About Sprains and Strains

This fact sheet presents general information about sprains and strains. Treatment and prevention information is provided too.

Review Date: April 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults- (PDF)

Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but simple to fix. This checklist will help you find and fix those hazards in your home.

Review Date: April 09, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain

Chronic pain in the front and center of the knee (anterior knee pain) is common among active, healthy young people, especially girls. If you or a loved one suffer from this type of chronic knee pain, find tips to prevent recurrences here.

Review Date: December 17, 2012

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Ankle Sprains and the Athlete- (PDF)

Learn to recognize ankle sprains in order to avoid chronic ankle pain and disability.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

American College of Sports Medicine

Cat and Dog Bites

This fact sheet answers commonly-asked questions regarding dog and cat bites. First aid procedures, what to expect if your doctor has to treat a dog or cat bite, and prevention strategies are among the topics discussed.

Review Date: December 15, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Childhood Sports Injuries and Their Prevention: A Guide for Parents with Ideas for Kids

This fact sheet is written to educate parents about the risks of injury to children who play sports and what to do to prevent a sport-related injury. Find quick safety tips for all sports.

Review Date: April 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Community Options for Safe Needle Disposal

To prevent injuries from used needles, syringes and other sharps, use this map to find safe needle disposal solutions in your state.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal

Dental Emergencies

There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth. Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

American Dental Association

Fall Prevention Tips

Find tips to prevent injuries to children due to falls from windows, balconies, playground equipment, furniture, and more.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Home Safety Council - Safe Kids Worldwide

Fire Deaths and Injuries: Prevention Tips

Many residential fire-related deaths remain preventable but continue to pose a significant public health problem. Here are some safety tips that everyone should know.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

First Aid for Electrical Accidents

This online fact sheet provides step-by-step instructions for the first aid treatment of victims of electrical shock and electrical burn accidents.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hot Water Burns

This fact sheet reviews treatment and prevention for minor and severe burns. Tips are given to help you test your water heater's temperature.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Sit at a Computer

If you spend long hours sitting at a computer, learn how a properly set-up workstation, correct posture and frequent rest breaks can help prevent headaches, muscle strain and debilitating neck, shoulder and hand injuries.

Review Date: January 04, 2013

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mass Casualties: Burns

Learn how to prepare for, respond to, and cope with mass casualty events, including burns resulting from an explosion, bombing, or other traumatic event.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Prevent Injury After a Natural Disaster

During a natural disaster and its aftermath, there are some basic facts to remember that will help protect one’s personal safety. Suggestions include: using chain saws safely, avoiding electrical hazards, being aware of dangerous materials, and being alert to gas leaks.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventing Eye Injuries

Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Prevention and Treatment of Burns - Miscellaneous Causes

This fact sheet provides suggestions for preventing accidental burns in the kitchen and other areas in the home.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle means one or more ligaments on the outside of your ankle were stretched or torn. Learn to recognize an ankle sprain so that it can be treated with the necessary attention and care, preventing chronic problems of pain and instability.

Review Date: December 12, 2012

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Teen Drivers: Fact Sheet

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than one in three deaths in this age group. Fortunately, proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. Learn how you can help keep teen drivers safe.

Review Date: March 29, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What You Can Do To Prevent Falls: Older Adults- (PDF)

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths. Older adults can take several steps to protect their independence and reduce their risk of falling.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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